Arabic poetry
Arabic poetry (Arabic: الشِعْر العَرَبي / ALA-LC: ash-shi‘ru al-‘Arabīyu) is the earliest form of Arabic literature. Present knowledge of poetry in Arabic dates from the 6th century, but oral poetry i...
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Mu'allaqat
The Mu‘allaqāt (Arabic: المعلقات, [al-muʕallaqaːt]) is a group of seven long Arabic poems that are considered the best work of the pre-Islamic era. The name means The Suspended Odes or The Hanging Poe...
Memory for Forgetfulness
Memory for Forgetfulness is one of Mahmoud Darwish's more notable works. The piece is a prose poem which deals exclusively with "Hiroshima Day" during the Lebanese Civil War and the Israeli invasion ...
Bashir Copti
Bashir Issa Copti (بشير عيسى قبطي) is a Palestinian–Lebanese teacher, poet, writer and publisher.
He was born in Jaffa, Palestine on August 8, 1929, in a family of six boys and three girls. His fa...
Tawil
Tawil (Arabic: طويل‎), or al-tawil (الطويل), is a compound meter used in classical Arabic poetry.Its form is as follows (the letter L representing a long syllable and S representing a short ...
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Hamasah
Ḥamāsah (from Arabic حماسة exhortation) is a well-known ten-book anthology of Arabic poetry, compiled in the 9th Century by Abu Tammam. Poems are grouped by subject matter. Along with the Asma'iyyat,...
Million's Poet
Million's Poet (Arabic: شاعر المليون) is a reality television show on the United Arab Emirates television network Abu Dhabi TV and the The Million's Poet Channel. The show is a competition for the mos...
Ghinnawa
Ghinnawas (literally "little songs") are short, two line emotional lyric poems written by the Bedouins of Egypt, in a fashion similar to haikus, but similar in content to the American blues. Ghinnawas...
House of Poetry
The House of Poetry is a house in the Sharjah Heritage Area in the United Arab Emirates. It was refurbished by the Sharjah Department of Media and Culture and is used for poetry sessions and displayi...
Waṣf
Waṣf is an ancient style of Arabic poetry. In waṣf love poems, each part of a lover's body is described and praised in turn, often using exotic, extravagant, or even far-fetched metaphors. The Song of...
Mufaddaliyat
The Mufaddaliyat or Mofaddaliyat (Arabic: المفضليات / ALA-LC: al-Mufaḍḍaliyāt), meaning "The Examination of al-Mufaddal", is an anthology of ancient Arabic poems which derives its name from Al-Mufadda...
Zajal
Zajal (Arabic: زجل) is a traditional form of oral strophic poetry declaimed in a colloquial dialect (most notably in one of the many dialects of Arabic) with ancient roots in a number of Mediterranean...
Noha
Noha (Arabic: نهى‎) is a genre of Arabic, Persian, or Urdu prose (Tombeau) depicting the martyrdom of the Holy Imams, it means (brain) in Arabic.
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